Internet Safety

Escape button

The escape button on this website provides an immediate way for site visitors to go to in the case that an abuser might see them using this website.

It does not clear the browser history or prevent other means of tracking usage of this site.

Using technology safely

Abusers often use technology to stalk or monitor their partners. Visit for tips on using technology safely.

  • Email is not a safe way to talk to someone about the abuse in your life. Please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE.
  • There are hundreds of ways to record everything you do on the computer and what you access on the internet.
  • If you think your activities are being monitored, they probably are. Use a computer at a public library or a computer lab to access resources and information. Any indication of leaving your situation could increase your danger.
  • It is not possible to delete or clear all computer footprints. Erasing or deleting files could also alert your abusive partner or ex-partner and possibly increase your danger.
  • Spyware can be installed easily on a computer or smart phone and is hard to detect. Every key stroke, text message, conversation, and GPS location can be seen and heard by someone monitoring you.